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It was a simple implant to cure an embarrassing problem… The incontinence operation that’s ruining women’s lives

By Lois Rogers Last updated at 11:04 PM on 15th August 2011 Source: Daily Mail

Thousands of women have been left severely damaged as a result of an implantable ‘sling’ operation to treat problems following childbirth.

As a result the NHS is now facing a crisis on a par with the compensation claims for leaking silicone breast implants in the Nineties.

Up to 40,000 women in the UK are believed to have received the treatment — an implantable plastic mesh known as trans-vaginal tape (TVT), which is intended to support the pelvic organs to prevent incontinence.

Christine Doppelt, 69, a mother of three adult children, started having 'very mild' problems with urinary incontinence about ten years agoChristine Doppelt, 69, a mother of three adult children, started having ‘very mild’ problems with urinary incontinence about ten years ago

Now it’s been found that in an estimated 10 per cent of cases the…

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